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September 14, 2012

Must a Paper Trail Be Paper?

Most scientists continue to use tried-and-true paper lab notebooks, but electronic alternatives beckon some.

June 08, 2012

A Hidden Academic Workforce

For university staff scientists, the rewards are far off the tenure track.

June 08, 2012

Staff Scientist Profiles

Six staff scientists describe their work.

March 30, 2012

Does a Professional Science Master's Degree Pay Off?

Hard data on PSM graduates are scanty, but anecdotal evidence of their success abounds.

December 16, 2011

Translating Scientific Expertise into Publishing Success

Evelyn Jabri's career transitions are eased by pragmatic optimism and fueled by an insatiable appetite for learning.

August 19, 2011

Scanning for Early Signs of Reading Woes

The average dyslexic child isn't diagnosed -- and so doesn't begin to receive intensive reading help -- until she is...
August 19, 2011

Finding the Prime Factors in Number Processing Deficits

About 5% of children have a learning disability known as developmental dyscalculia, which interferes with the...
December 03, 2010

Battling Cyber Threats

A critical shortage of highly skilled cybersecurity technicians and engineers means wide-ranging opportunities for scientists.

December 03, 2010

Becoming 'MacGyvers'

Students in the University of Tulsa's Cyber Corps Program pick through Dumpsters for cyber clues, extract digital evidence from shattered cell phones, and hack into "unhackable" computer systems, all in the name of national service.

July 02, 2010

Charting Relationships in an Unseen World

Metagenomics research probes how complex microbial communities function, and what they can do for us.

May 14, 2010

Peering Inside the Social Brain

Advances in neuroimaging technology have fueled an explosion of research -- and research careers -- exploring how the brain processes social information.

April 02, 2010

Assistive Technologies Enable Discovery

Like a biologist's microscope or a geographer's global positioning system, assistive technologies allow scientists and engineers to extend their capabilities.

April 02, 2010

Profiles in Technological Adaptation

With assists from technology -- sometimes high and sometimes low -- these scientists are overcoming obstacles and getting their work done.

January 15, 2010

Tenure-Track Jobs Remain Scarce

Most universities continue to tightly constrain faculty hiring, but a few are taking advantage of a rich applicant pool.

November 27, 2009

Careers in Climate Change Research: Feature Index

Opportunities are expanding for natural and social scientists willing to tackle climate change.

November 27, 2009

Climate Change Research Broadens to Meet New Challenges

New programs are emerging to help prepare scientists for the increasingly interdisciplinary nature of climate change research.

October 23, 2009

Life After Rejection

You've been denied tenure--now what?

July 24, 2009

Tangled Webs: Careers in Network Science

The booming, interdisciplinary science of networks reveals hidden connections in just about everything

June 26, 2009

Revising Best-Laid Plans

Tenured scientists tell stories about how they managed to restart their research careers.

April 24, 2009

Teach the Students You Have

To teach well while minimizing pain, take a scholarly approach, make your expectations clear, and focus on measures with a high rate of return.